On this day: Pernell Whitaker defended his lightweight crown

On this day: Pernell Whitaker defended his lightweight crown | Boxen247.com (Kristian von Sponneck)

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Pernell Whitaker vs. Policarpo Díaz

July 27th, 1991

Pernell Whitaker, one of the best southpaws of boxing history, successfully defended his lightweight crown, defeating Spanish challenger, Policarpo “Poli” Díaz, by unanimous decision. The fight took place at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. The Referee was Al Rothenberg.

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